I’m not a Democrat, and I don’t change my party designation to vote in primaries, so I won’t be voting today.
But you should totally vote if you’re a registered Democrat, Republican, or unenrolled!
I attended the D17 state rep debate and I was not wowed by any candidate. Mike Germain was charming as always, but he’s about as hungry for this state rep seat as he was for City Councilor, a position in which he missed far too many meetings. Doug Belanger was polished — some might say too polished — but obviously knowledgable and passionate. Moses Dixon was well-spoken and experienced — but not my ideal candidate. (I have yet to meet my ideal candidate.)
I don’t have an opinion on races outside my district, but both my husband (who has never lived on the that side of the city) and my aunt (who lives in Maine and has never lived in Worcester) received emails from Josh Perro. If $100,000 buys you lists of people who aren’t able to vote for you, you’re doing it wrong.
If you’re anti-casino, many candidates for governor have said that they would overturn the people’s wishes if a majority of voters voted yes on Question 3. Please keep that in mind if it’s an issue that’s important to you.
And — come what may — one thing is guaranteed at the end of today’s primaries.
Phil Palmieri will still represent one part of this city.